What's the worst thing about the internet?

19 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's the fact that the most useful and valuable content is not accessible to the vast majority of users because web search engines deliver commercially-backed results first, and those are extremely numerous.

    So if you were hunting for everything the internet had to offer on, say, some obscure battle in the Crimean War, you would find pages and pages on current events in the Crimea, or on commercial establishments in the Crimea, or on celebrities in or from the Crimea, or Crimean culture - all being offered to you because someone is willing to pay to collect information you leave behind when you visit those sites.  Devising web searches that will avoid all of those who are after your data, and take you to relatively obscure, non-data-selling sites instead is almost impossible.

    So the internet has turned out to be very much like broadcast television - with the content so diluted or perverted by the efforts to make money from the medium that it's impossible to find valuable content (or sometimes not worth the effort).

    That's the biggest disappointment - how third parties' desire to turn our use of the internet into revenue (while not being allowed to charge a toll for our access) has resulted in a smoke screen of activity that obscures the content we would most like to have.

  • 1 month ago

    Cyber-bullying and graphic photos

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    someones pointed out how valuable content is hard to find/search or simply not accessible.

    I think its more to do with how you search for information.

    If you can't find what you're looking for on the internet you must be daft lol

    secondly,  if  you wish to specialise in something , anything you cannot learn about it entirely 'online'.

    hit the library,  one of the big ones.  what subject ? what area of that subject ? and what area of that sub-subject ?

    The Internet is like a giant library , a multimedia library.

    How you use the search engine plays a huge role in how you find the right information.  Are you using the right keywords ? have you tried voice search ?  what about filtering your results by some criterion ?

  • Steve
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The worst thing? This question for example.

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  • 2 months ago

    Region-lock sites

  • 2 months ago

    When the wifi goes off.

  • 2 months ago

    What is the worst thing about the Internet?

    Well... for me it depends. It is like money, it depends on who's hand is it on, isn't it?It's like asking "what is the worst about walking on the city", because at the end that's what Internet is, a digital city, the only frontiers are the languages.Perhaps self ignorance is the worst thing when walking through any means (including browsing on the Internet), it is always better to know where am I stepping on, what am I doing and how do I interact with the environment, in so manner that I don't get hurt and don't hurt, and always keep safe as better as I can.

  • 2 months ago

    Bad contents like p**n, time wasting sites. Self decipline is very important here. 

  • Steven
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    When powering off and internet not working or internet connection error is a big problem in Lockdown. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Not having access to the internet for more than 10 minutes?

  • Nicole
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it can be not safe for kids sexual predators use the internet 

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